Achieving youthful, yet natural-looking skin at the same time could be a challenge, especially when all the lines and wrinkles speak the truth about your age. Aging is inevitable and no one is an exemption. Invasive treatments are tempting to try and will surely give you an instant result. But, aside from the surgery that entails when having an invasive treatment, the instant outcome of the procedure is unnatural. That is why more and more people are considering the non-invasive procedures made possible by medical aesthetics. Aesthetic fillers are very popular nowadays because of the simple treatment procedures and fast results of each session. But there is another medical aesthetic treatment that has been around since 1999, that benefits the skin and the production of collagen same as what the fillers do but works differently in many ways. In this blog, we will talk about the Sculptra Glo treatment and what to expect.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a facial treatment that is made of Poly-L-Lactic acid, which is a synthetic substance that helps stimulate the production of collagen in the body. Often thought to be a filler, but Sculptra is not a filler. It is a bio-stimulant that improves the body’s natural production of collagen. Its effect is auspicious and is not only limited to correcting lines and wrinkles in the skin.
What Can It Do to the Skin?
Sculptra is the holy grail in all face skin-correction treatment. It can fix unwanted lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Sculptra is very important as we age because our bodies no longer produce our own collagen. Its bio-stimulatory collagen production is the base to Glo Aesthetics’ success in maintaining youthful, vibrant, and healthy-looking patients. Especially in patients that are naturally thin, athletic, and lean. Sculptra also becomes a vital part of the anti-aging maintenance plan, especially with peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women. Once a woman is post-menopausal, imagine a heavy foot on the accelerator of a car towards an advanced aging appearance. Sculptra will also give a smooth texture to the skin and gives even tones to the skin complexion.
Sculptra is a simple procedure that can be done in your chosen provider’s office that takes less than an hour.
Before the Procedure:
If you decide that you want to have the Sculptra treatment, an initial consultation appointment with a certified aesthetic practitioner is necessary. Your provider will discuss the procedure and go over the results you will receive after your Sculptra treatment session. It is recommended to tell your provider your complete medical history and any allergies that may react to the compositions of Sculptra.
During the Procedure:
The procedure for this treatment is very simple and very much like the procedure of getting a dermal filler. At your chosen provider’s center, they will prepare the exact amount of the Sculptra that should be used according to your condition and wanted result. Anesthesia or a compact cream can be used to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure.
The injector will then inject the substance multiple times into the various region of the skin. With the use of a syringe, the injector will distribute the material just below the surface of the skin.
After the Procedure:
After the procedure, the doctor may advise you to massage the areas of the injections to evenly distribute the Sculptra. You may need to apply an ice pack to the area to reduce swelling.
Since the treatment is non-invasive, you can go back to normal activities after the treatment with some precaution and limits to heavy activities.
When Will the Results Be Visible and How Long Will I Maintain My GLO?
Unlike face fillers, the effects of the Sculptra Glo treatment is gradual and improves over time. This is due to its effect of naturally helping the production of collagen to the skin that improves the quality and condition of the skin. About 2-3 sessions of Sculptra with a one-week interval from each session are typically needed for the best results. The results of Sculptra will last up to 2 to 3 years. Glo Aesthetics patients who get Sculptra, alongside living a healthy lifestyle achieve and maintain their youthful appearance through their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and decades of a life well into their 80’s. Middle-aged men also benefit from Sculptra as well although men typically have a few extra years to spare before they start to see the hormonal effects of aging. Unless of course, they are super-elite into fitness then it becomes appropriate even at the age of 35 to receive treatments. It is one of our top procedures, and is the foundation of the fountain of youth!
Possible Side Effects:
The side effects of Sculptra are minor symptoms and do not encompass a serious threat and complications. However, if the symptoms are prolonged and severe, immediately seek medical attention. Your safety is most important. After the initial treatment, the patient may or may not experience swelling, itching, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, and visible lumps formation.
The substance of Sculptra should not be injected into the blood vessels. Doing so will result in vascular occlusion, infarction, or embolic phenomena. That is why a trained practitioner must administer the treatment. It should not be also injected into areas of the face with skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or other infections.
How Can I Get Sculptra?
So, you decided that you are eligible and want to get the Sculptra Glo treatment. The first step is to look for an aesthetic med spa that offers the service of the Sculptra procedure. Glo Aesthetics is under the medical direction of Dr. Mark Hamed, Diana Adams RN BSN, along with her group of aesthetic professionals, blend unique skills and professional experience to bring clients the most natural results possible.
If you want to achieve a gradual and subtle effect of Sculptra, you can book a visit to our office or call one of our representatives at 248-759-5152.